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Aquino seeks permission to visit De Lima in detention

Former President Benigno Aquino III —FILE PHOTO / EDWIN BACASMAS The Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, said on Wednesday he saw no problem with former President Benigno Aquino III’s plan to visit Sen. Leila de Lima in detention in Camp Crame. Dela Rosa said he has …

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DOJ chief chides media for doubting ambush yarn

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. ARNOLD ALMACEN/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Wednesday chided the media for being “illogical” in doubting the claim of a woman that she was “ambushed” after disclosing an alleged P100-million bribe offered to convicts to retract their testimonies against Sen. Leila de …

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Federer upset by qualifier Donskoy in Dubai, Murray wins

Evgeny Donskoy of Russia reacts after he beat Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Photo by KAMRAN JEBREILI/AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Roger Federer squandered three match points in a shock 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) second …

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Ex-users try to help Afghanistan’s 3 million drug addicts

KABUL, Afghanistan — Raheem Rejaey was a drug addict for 17 years. He lived under bridges in Kabul or in the ruins of buildings. His clothes reeked. In his misery, he tried suicide several times, he said, once intentionally overdosing and lying unconscious in a street for two days, undiscovered. …

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Report: Ancient palace found under shrine destroyed by ISIS

Archaeologists in Mosul, Iraq may have stumbled upon a momentous find that could shed light on the world’s first empire: a previously undiscovered 600 B.C. palace buried deep under a shrine demolished by ISIS, according to a report in The Telegraph. The archaeologists accessed the ruins under the demolished Nebi …

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SMBeer seizes 2-1 series lead

There was little doubt San Miguel center June Mar Fajardo would finally seize his moment in the PBA Philippine Cup finals. Unfortunately for Ginebra, it came at a time when the Gin Kings couldn’t come up with a response of their own. ADVERTISEMENT The 6-foot-10 Fajardo finally stamped his authority …

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FEU, UST trip foes

FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Far Eastern University notched its third straight win with a 25-17, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19 victory in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. In dealing the Lady Maroons a second straight defeat, the Lady Tamaraws kept their foes from …

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The rise of Pinoy Kiwis

Question: What do Leo Fernandez, Laurence Mossman and Tania Dawson have in common? Answer: they are all Filipino Kiwis. Fernandez, was runner up NZ Master Chef in 2015, while Dawson, whose family is from Pangasinan, was New Zealand’s entrant in the Miss Universe contest this year. They are among the …

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